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  1. Which Indian city became the first to supply Ultra-clean Euro-VI or Bharat Stage (BS)-VI grade petrol and diesel without any additional cost, in order to curb air pollution, from 1st April 2018?
    1.Mumbai
    2.Hyderabad
    3.Chennai
    4.Delhi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Delhi
    Explanation:
    On 1st April 2018, Delhi started supplying Ultra-clean Euro-VI or Bharat Stage (BS)-VI grade petrol and diesel without any additional cost in order to curb air pollution. Delhi has become the first city in India to switch from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel. Cities in the national capital region like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad and 13 major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will switch to Euro-VI grade fuel from 1st January 2018. Rest of India will switch to Euro-VI grade fuel from April 2020. Euro-VI grade fuel is estimated to cost nearly 50 paisa a litre more. But customers are not charged any additional cost. Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh, Panipat refinery in Haryana, Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh and Bhatinda refinery in Punjab are currently supplying Euro-VI grade fuel to Delhi. In 2015, India had decided to switch to Euro-VI grade fuel from the current Euro-IV grade fuel from April 2020. Now, the government has planned to switch to Euro-VI grade fuel directly. The Euro-VI or BS-VI grade fuel contains 10 parts per million (ppm) of sulphur whereas Euro-IV or BS-IV grade fuel contains 50 ppm of sulphur.

  2. Where did the 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) take place on 29th and 30th March, 2018?
    1.Ahmedabad
    2.Kanpur
    3.New Delhi
    4.Kolkata
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.New Delhi
    Explanation:
    114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) took place in New Delhi on 29th and 30th March, 2018. The meeting focused on technical deliberations on various issues related to Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) between India and Pakistan. Indian side that took part in this meeting comprised Indus water commissioner P.K. Saxena, technical experts and a representative of the Union Ministry of External Affairs, while Pakistani delegation was led by Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah. Last PIC meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan in March 2017.

  3. On April 1, 2018, United States and _____ kicked off the annual military exercise ‘Foal Eagle drill’?
    1.Phillipines
    2.France
    3.Russia
    4.South Korea
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.South Korea
    Explanation:
    On April 1, 2018, United States and South Korea kicked off the annual military exercise ‘Foal Eagle drill’. Nearly 11500 American and 290000 South Korean troops will be participating in a month-long a series of field training exercises to be held under ‘Foal Eagle drill’. Earlier, the drill was to be held in February 2018. However, it was delayed in order to avoid a clash with Winter Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This edition of ‘Foal Eagle drill’ will be a low-key event, featuring fewer strategic weapons, as North Korea has proposed to hold summits with the South Korea and US, which has in turn eased the tension and diplomatic rhetoric on Korean peninsula.

  4. On 31st March 2018, Allahabad Bank announced that, it has reduced the base rate and benchmark prime lending rate (BPLR) by how many basis points each?
    1.45
    2.34
    3.23
    4.55
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.45
    Explanation:
    On 31st March 2018, Allahabad Bank announced that, it has reduced the base rate and benchmark prime lending rate (BPLR) by 45 basis points each. The Asset Liability Management Committee (ALCO) of Allahabad bank decided to decrease base rate and BPLR (benchmark prime lending rate) by 45 basis points. Allahabad Bank has reduced base rate to 9.15 per cent from 9.60 per cent. BPLR has been reduced to 13.40 per cent from 13.85 per cent. These revised rates will be effective from 2nd April 2018. This move will reduce EMIs for its borrowers.

  5. As per information shared by Indian Cellular Association (ICA), which country has become the second largest mobile phone producer in the world after China?
    1.US
    2.South Korea
    3.India
    4.Japan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.India
    Explanation:
    As per information shared by Indian Cellular Association (ICA) with Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, India is now the second largest mobile phone producer in the world after China. ICA’s claim was based on data available from market research firm IHS, China’s National Bureau of Statistics and Vietnam General Statistics Office. With 11 million units produced in 2017, India replaced Vietnam as the second largest producer of mobile phones in 2017. It is to be noted that annual production of mobile phones in India in 2014 was just 3 million units. On account of rise in domestic production, imports of the devices in India also reduced to less than half in 2017-18. Fast Track Task Force (FTTF), a body under Union Ministry of Electronics and IT, has set target to achieve around 500 million mobile phone production in India by 2019.

  6. Who was presented with the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017, in Hyderabad, Telangana, on 31st March 2018?
    1.PV Sindhu
    2.Mithali Raj
    3.Kidambi Srikanth
    4.Aruna Budda Reddy
    5.None these
    Answer – 2.Mithali Raj
    Explanation:
    On 31st March 2018, Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj was honoured with the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017, in Hyderabad, Telangana. Mithali Raj’s parents received the Sportsperson of the Year award on her behalf from BV Papa Rao, Advisor to the Telangana government. The ‘best senior male athlete’ award was presented to shuttler Kidambi Srikanth by former BCCI president N Shivlal Yadav. The ‘best senior female athlete’ award was handed to shuttler P V Sindhu by tennis player Sania Mirza. The ‘best coach of the year’ award was given to Pullela Gopichand for the second consecutive time, by former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman.
    Other awardees:
    1.Hockey player N Mukesh Kumar – Lifetime Achievement award
    2.Hyderabad Cricket team – ‘team of the year’ award
    3.Gymnast B Aruna Reddy – outstanding achievement award

  7. Name the person who was appointed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the Head of its Anti-Corruption Unit on 31st March 2018?
    1.A K Singh
    2.Ajit Singh
    3.Ranjit Singh
    4.A K Alluwalia
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Ajit Singh
    Explanation:
    On March 31, 2018, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former Rajasthan DGP, Ajit Singh as the Head of its Anti-Corruption Unit. Ajit Singh will replace former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, who has been assigned advisory role in the ACU tillMay 31, 2018. Mr. Singh has served in Indian Police Service (IPS) for 36 years. He is experienced in anti-corruption operations, investigative work and field policing. He has also been the head of Rajasthan’s anti-corruption bureau. Mr. Singh’s appointment has been made just ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to commence from April 7, 2018.

  8. On April 1, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated that it has lost contact with ____ , the latest communication satellite, which was launched on board Geosynchronous rocket GSLV-F08 on March 29, 2018.
    1.GSAT-19
    2.GSAT-6A
    3.GSAT-9
    4.GSAT-17
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.GSAT-6A
    Explanation:
    On April 1, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated that it has lost contact with GSAT-6A, the latest communication satellite, which was launched on board Geosynchronous rocket GSLV-F08 on March 29, 2018. Contact with GSAT-GA was lost while preparing it for the third and final orbit-raising firing. ISRO is now trying to establish link with the satellite again. GSAT-6A has been built by ISRO and is similar to the GSAT-6 put into orbit in 2015. GSAT-6A was to provide mobile communication to India through, multi-beam coverage facility. It weighs 2140 kg and has mission life of 10 years.

  9. Tiangong-1 (English translation – “Heavenly Palace”) space station is set to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere between 1st and 2nd April 2018. Tiangong-1 belongs to which country?
    1.Russia
    2.North Korea
    3.South Korea
    4.Japan
    5.None of these
    Answer – 5.None of these; Tiangong-1 belongs to China
    Explanation:
    China’s Tiangong-1 (English translation – “Heavenly Palace”) space station is set to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere between 1st and 2nd April 2018. Launched in September 2011, Tiangong-1, represented China’s goal to establish a permanent space station. However, in 2017, China informed United Nations that Tiangong-1 had ceased functioning in March 2016. Thus China launched Tiangong-2 space lab in September 2016, which was successfully put into orbit post launch. Currently, Tiangong-1 is orbiting the Earth at a height of 196.4 kilometres. Scientists are not sure as to where Tiangong-1 would come down on Earth, but it is likely to burn up in the atmosphere during its re-entry and would thus not pose any risk.

  10. CV Rajendran who died on 1st April 2018 after a long term illness at a private hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was a ____?
    1.Politician
    2.Bureaucrat
    3.Film Director
    4.Musician
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Film Director
    Explanation:
    On 1st April 2018, film director CV Rajendran died after a long term illness at a private hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. C.V. Rajendran was 81 years old. He has directed several movies in Tamil. He has also directed movies in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu. His popular movies are: Sumathi En Sundari, Vani Rani, Garjanai, Ullasa Paravaigal and Vaazhkai.

  11. When was the Odisha Formation Day also known as Utkal Dibasa or Utkal Divas celebrated all over Odisha?
    1.April 2
    2.April 1
    3.March 30
    4.March 31
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.April 1
    Explanation:
    On 1st April 2018, the Odisha Formation Day also known as Utkal Dibasa or Utkal Divas was celebrated all over Odisha. Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on 1st April every year to mark the formation of Odisha as a separate province on 1st April 1936. Odisha separated from the combined Bengal-Bihar-Orissa province on that day. Various government and non-government organisations conducted programmes to mark the occasion. This day is a restricted holiday in Odisha. Utkala Gaurav Madhusudan Das, Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Shri Ramachandra Bhanjadeo, Maharaja Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Raja Baikunthanath Dey, Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, and Gourishankar Ray were instrumental in the formation of Odisha. On 9th November 2010, the Indian Parliament renamed Orissa as Odisha and Oriya language as Odia.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)?
    Sanjiv Singh

  2. Where is Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium located?
    Hyderabad, Telangana

  3. Name the CEO & MD and headquarters of Allahabad Bank?
    CEO & MD – Usha Ananthasubramanian; Headquarters – Kolkata

  4. Which state houses the Mudumalai National Park?
    Tamil Nadu

  5. Who is the Current Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that is headquartered in Bengaluru?
    Dr. K. Sivan